Moerkerke

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MOERKERKE

Province : West-Vlaanderen
Additions : 1970 Hoeke, Lapscheure
Incorporated into : 1976 Damme

Wapen van Moerkerke

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on April 29, 1845.

The arms are the arms of the family Praet van Moerkerke, which are already mentioned in the Gelre roll of Arms from the late 14th century. Saint Michael is the patron saint of the town.

The cross of the Praet family and estate is also used by the municipality of Oedelem, the arms with cross and shells also by the Dutch municipality of Mijnsheerenland, also a possession of the Praet van Moerkerke family.

Wapen van/Blason de Moerkerke

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930

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Literature : Servais, 1955